Matech GT3


Awsum GT

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very nice... keep the shinny side up
 

BBRGT

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Some photos of my 2006 GT with the GT3 at a local car show a couple of weeks ago , weather was very wet on the Saturday, cleared up for Sunday

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ultrasportracing

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Perth Western Australia
auwsome
 

BBRGT

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The 2 race red cars together

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BBRGT

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Sounds good. Thank you.
Looked up my dyno runs , the comparison runs were between the Boss S with long tube headers and then adding the CJ intake , cold air and throttle body .
The CJ intake made 35 RWHP and 20 RWTQ more than the baseline with just the longtubes.
The torque peak was at 5450 RPM with the CJ intake setup versus 5000 RPM with just the American Racing 1 7/8 inch longtubes .
 

BBRGT

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Rear panel painted with tail light installed

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Starting prep on clamshell

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Front fenders ready for paint , headlight area clear coated

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TO AWSUM

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Wow! Lots of nice custom work.
 

BBRGT

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Final panel fit , hung the doors today and Gerry got the rear clamshell to fit nicely

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Gerry is fabricating a bumper reinforcement/ exhaust mount to fit behind the rear bumper

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BBRGT

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RJY

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TN
Beautiful, just beautiful.
 

Tomcat

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It looks too pristine to rough it up.
 

Apollo

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Beautiful cars. I liked the look of your GT3 with stickers and numbers. Looks more like it means business with them on. :thumbsup
 

BBRGT

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I ran the GT3 car last weekend at the Rose Cup races at Portland International Raceway.
Car was super quick once we made a few changes but not without some drama.
Did the test day on Thursday and made some shock and wing changes plus I needed some seat time to start to push harder.
In the first qualifying session I was quickest just ahead of my teammate in his Bentley GT3 .
In the second qualifying the Bentley wrongly thought I was letting him by on the entrance to the festival chicane and hit me in the right rear and spun me .
The car had some minor damage but he cut my tire down so I had to limp back to the pits.
The first race is a Sprint on Saturday afternoon and I started from pole ahead of the Bentley, we had to put 2 older heat cycled rear tires on and once we got the green flag I knew I was in trouble.
The car had no rear grip and on the 3rd lap I spun while leading.
Once I got going I was in last place and fighting a very unbalanced car,I did manage to get back to 5th by the end of the 15 minute race.
Sunday morning I got a new set of tires from the Pirelli trailer and I would start 2nd based on lap times from the race on Saturday.
We got the green flag and as we braked for the chicane I was hit from behind and had to shortcut the chicane and wait for the whole field to drive by.
Once I got going I realized the car was really hooked up and starting setting fast lap of the race every lap.
I had moved up to 7th in about 5 laps only to be crowded onto the grass by a backmarker and went to the back again.
I was so pissed off I started to really push and moved up to 2nd overall..
Set fastest race lap and ended up 20 seconds behind the GT3 Bentley.
Here is a video from the Thursday test day , the laps in the this session are about 1 to 1.5 seconds slower than my race fast laps.
 
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BBRGT

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Received the windshield from a another Matech owner in the eastern US (thanks Mike) and cleaned it up and installed it , finished attaching the taillight panel screens after getting them powdercoated , lowered the front end a bit and reinstalled the lexan windows .
The rear wing is out at the paint shop getting the clear coat redone and should be back early next week.

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Still need to source some headlight covers , trying to polish and recondition the original ones , will see how they turn out.

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roketman

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Sweet!
 

GTJack

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You and your team have done some really great work. Great story in pictures.
 

Howard

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I'm sticking to autocross!
 

BBRGT

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Got the stainless screens back from the powdercoater , installed the ones on the side scoops , just clecoed the rear screens as we are bolting them instead of riveting.

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BBRGT

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Some photos from the first race80123E91-C873-486C-B355-6BE72590E8C9.jpeg2BAE7DB8-2104-43D9-AE3B-E2DF9CDAC4FC.jpeg
 

BBRGT

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Wow, Nice! I like the side window trim. great fitment. Is that a GTR front facia? looks very similar to the Robertson Racing unit. Beautiful! congrats
No the front fascia is from Matech in Germany , the Robertson Racing piece is quite a bit different

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The Robertson car has more of an add on flare and more rounded lower edge , not sure if the GTR has a separate splitter or if it is one piece.
Thanks for the compliment on the side window trim , I have had to redo it twice to get it right.